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Michael Brown was beating the odds. He made it through the minefield that can be the public education system in America; he graduated from Normandy High; he had no criminal record; and he was poised to enter technical school to learn a trade. So why was he buried last week after dying at the hands of law enforcement?
8/29/14Related Case or Issue:
(New York)--Next week, beginning on Tuesday, September 2nd, LDF's political participation team will start trial in Corpus Christi, Texas challenging the state's discriminatory voter ID law (SB 14). In 2013, LDF intervened in this lawsuit, United States v. Texas, now consolidated with Veasey v. Perry, to strike Texas's discriminatory photo ID law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution.
LDF mourns the passing of George Barrett, our cherished cooperating attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. At age 86, George was still practicing law at his firm, Barrett, Johnston, Martin & Garrison, at the time of his death.
On Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Urban League's Marc Morial talked with Chris Matthews (who filled in for Andrea Mitchell) about the makeup of the grand jury and the partiality of head prosecutor in the trial of the police officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
A group of alumni of eight prestigious public high schools in New York City issued a statement on Tuesday in support of keeping a test as the sole criterion for entry, inserting themselves in a long-running debate over the admissions process and its impact on the schools’ racial makeup.